Specific Location

East Scotland

Hours of Work
8.45am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type

Closing Date
09 September 2018


The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

Responsible to: Buying Manager



  • Preparation of all procurement duties and exercises.
  • Be aware of new materials to the market which would assist the business.
  • Schedule and place material and plant orders with Group National Suppliers where appropriate or general Suppliers, optimising cost and quality.
  • Attend internal pre-start meetings and team meetings as required.
  • Check Architects/Engineers drawings for discrepancies and compliance with the required material specification. Thereafter resolving any queries with the relevant consultants/Technical department.
  • Ensure correct specifications are being used.
  • Produce material cost schedules and budgets with cost codes for new sites as required and review material cost codes to ensure budgets are not exceeded.
  • Produce schedules for material enquiries, sending to suppliers and costing and assessing quotations and supplier’s schedules to ensure they are correct, prior to placing the respective orders.
  • Project and report material cost increases as they arise.
  • Assist Commercial team in providing material costs as and when required for incorporation into valuation meetings.
  • Maintain and issue Monthly Plant Allocation Report to Division.
  • Creation, maintenance and distribution of Project Pipeline Lists, including Site Contact Lists to Supply Chain.
  • Regular updating and maintenance of requisition register.
  • Resolve invoice queries with the Finance department.
  • Carry out material on site checks and produce reports as required.
  • Attend site as required to ensure there are no problems with supplies/materials, and maintain strong relationships with Construction teams.
  • Raising Office, Sales & Marketing and Customer Care orders.
  • Regular engagement meetings with Supply Chain to build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Regular feedback of Supply Chain to assist in performance reporting.
  • Maintenance of Site specific Procurement Schedules.
  • Supporting and promoting Group Supply Chain Agreements where applicable
  • Additional Procurement duties as deemed necessary/instructed by the Buying Manager/Senior Buyer.



  • Qualified to NVQ Level 4 or higher is desired but not essential.
  • Carrying a current, valid CSCS card would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • Numerate with attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets.
  • Methodical, conscientious and organised.
  • Works to deliver high standards.
  • Strong IT skills, including working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment. Experience of working with Coins would be advantageous.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent telephone skills.



  • Competitive base salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday + 9 public
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Money Purchase Pension Scheme
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Sharesave Scheme


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